The spectacular panoramic views across the stunning Lough Key Forest Park are without doubt the highlight of the three-hour drive from Dublin to Sligo. A 10-minute stop-over at the viewing bay high above the sprawling forest will soothe the soul and awaken the senses as you suck in the clean, pine-fresh County Roscommon air. There would be no such stop on...
Two days of festivities will see out the old year and ring in the new, as Dublin puts on a spectacular New Year’s Festival. Live music from top musicians, street entertainment, electrifying visual displays and an exciting Festival Village are just some of the ingredients that will make up Dublin’s dazzling two-day New Year’s Festival. On New Year’s Eve a host of...
If your perfect trip includes your canine companion, head for the dog-friendly shores of the island of Ireland. With endless forest and mountain walks, golden beaches and lots of pet-friendly accommodation, restaurants, pubs, cafés and attractions, the island of Ireland is a pooch paradise. Head west to the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way coastal route which stretches from Donegal in the north...
There are lots of ways to enjoy St Patrick’s Day, from parades, parties and pints of Guinness to pilgrimage walks and hearty traditional Irish food. Ireland’s biggest festival is on the horizon and across the island towns and cities are gearing up for the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations (17 March). Fabulous festivals will take place in cities from Armagh in the north...
Europe’s biggest Halloween festival is concocting a fabulous programme of folklore, frights, fun and feasting this autumn. The beautiful walled city of Derry~Londonderry will once again unleash the ancient Celtic spirits of Samhain as it celebrates Halloween from 28 – 31 October 2022. Now established as the biggest Halloween festival in Europe and voted the world's best Halloween destination in a...
Fill your heart with festive cheer at the island of Ireland’s magical Christmas markets. The appearance of colourful Christmas markets across the length and breadth of the island of Ireland signals that the festive season has well and truly begun. And with many opening in mid-November this year, there isn’t long to wait. Galway, on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, will open...
Growing up on the other side of Dublin Bay, Dún Laoghaire was only ever a place to go to get somewhere else – the short hop to Holyhead, the gateway to many a childhood adventure throughout England, France and beyond. And here I was again, rolling down the ramp at Dún Laoghaire marina into the still harbour waters, but this...
‘Jurassic Newpark’ will feature an interactive walk-through experience with life-sized (robotic) dinosaurs that move and roar. Breaking!  A real-life Jurassic Park is coming to Kilkenny!  Dinosaurs will once again roam the land as the creative team at the 4-star Newpark Hotel, which is located on 25 acres of parkland and known as one of Ireland’s top family break destinations, is...
Gather your little monsters for Halloween fun at Newpark Hotel Kilkenny where deadly dinosaurs, the worst witches and ghastly ghosts are coming back to life from Saturday 28th October- Sunday 5th November Halloween will be a spooktacular experience at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny -where their seasonal celebrations are of prehistoric proportions!  Over the midterm break, your family can watch...
Derry-Londonderry declared a United Nations International City of Peace Derry-Londonderry, a city steeped in history, culture, and reconciliation, has been honoured with the prestigious designation of UN City of Peace. The United Nations International City of Peace program acknowledges cities worldwide that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in fostering peace, tolerance, and cooperation among their diverse communities. Derry-Londonderry's transformation into a symbol...

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